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“Breathtaking view - fun dynamic tours” 5 of 5 stars
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Arenal Kioro
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   San Carlos, 10 km NE of La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica   |  
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Breathtaking view - fun dynamic tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Loved the stay here! I already want to return, The room was spacious and had floor to ceiling wall of glass allowing for an incredible view of the grounds and nearby volcano. The room was outfitted with all the amenities plus an in room hot tub, large rain head shower, and a couple of different sitting areas. It was easy to control the temperature and lighting. The staff was warm and friendly, and showed genuine care for the guests The hot springs and pool area were set among the lush gardens surrounding the hotel. We has great experiences on several of the tours - ziplining, rapelling, and walking on swinging bridges through the forest. Breakfasts had a marvelous array of choices buffet-style. Dinner was fine to good. The other aspects of the place make it spectacular. The dining room was just good. Oh - also superb massages at the spa. The river safari trip is a little misleading in its title. More a slow lazy creek ride on a raft. The guide was a delight but the scenery and wildlife were lacking.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Rome, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Beautiful grounds and absolutely amazing staff! The rooms have the most amazing view of the volcano. We kept hoping we would see some sparks or smoke from it but no such luck. The only remotely negative thing I have to say about this place is that the on site restaurant is very expensive and the food is very mediocre. The thing is, there isn't really any other close place to eat so you are stuck with it! The breakfast buffet is very good, though!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I spend three nights and four days with my family, what I like about this hotel is that is really private and even if there is people around you don't even notice it. The staff is great they are very helpful, polite and tell good stories about the volcano.

The location is remarkable just 5km from the top of the crater.

The breakfast is also amazing, grey omellets and bread.

The retaliation between price and what you get is good.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Liberia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We were fortunate enough to vacation at Arenal Kioro again this year. We stayed two years ago and loved it. This trip was even better! The resort is beautiful and the staff treated us like V.I.P.'s! I have never stayed at a resort that was so intimate and beautiful. The views of the volcano from our suite (which had it's own hot tub and rain shower) were amazing. The gardens at Arenal Kioro Resort were incredible! The variety of plants and flowers were like staying in a botanical paradise! The staff is kind and friendly and go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need. Do yourself a favor and experience this resort. You will never forget it!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I found this hotel on Groupon and booked it right away. It's located at the bottom of Arenal Volcano and has a great view of the volcano. The service was superior. The rooms were beautiful - each has a small balcony facing the volcano. The breakfast was delicious. They aided us in booking a couple of excursions and were so helpful. I truly cannot praise this place enough!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I regret that I was only able to stay for two nights. My suite was large and very comfortable. The view of the volcano was spectacular, especially at sunrise. The breakfast included everything you could want from cereal to omelets and everything in between. The only thing better than the food was the quality of the service---friendly and most helpful.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

My best friend and I arrived on 4/19/13 for a 4 day stay.The property is beautifully landscaped.The staff was extremely courteous and professional. We were greeted with wine and our bags were taken to our room. It seemed as if the volcano was an arms length away and the view was incredible. Our family suite was spacious and clean. The bathroom had his and her sinks and a toilet. The enormous shower had it's own space in a private area in our room. The room was also equipped with a jacuzzi. We left a tip for housekeeping almost every morning we were there. The hot springs on the property are very nice and the setting is tranquil and very picturesque. You will not want to ever leave with surroundings like these! The bartender graciously delivered drinks to us when we soaked in the hot springs in the evenings. The buffet breakfast they serve is delicious. Omlettes made to order, the sweetest fruit I've ever tasted, an assortment of pastries, yogurt, granola, pankcakes, sausage, baken, rice and beans, plantains, and other cultural dishes I don't know the names for :-) We booked our excursions prior to our arrival with a company called Desafio and we were very pleased. The only complaint I have is when we sent our clothes to be laundered. Unfortunately they were returned to our room the next day still dirty, and there was was bathing suit in there I was planning to wear on my next excursion in less than 30 minutes. The manager there is superb. She comped our laundry and she allowed me to choose a bathing suit from the gift shop for free to wear to my next activity. I also had a facial and a reflexology massage during my visit. The spa is lovely and the technicians are very skilled. Fortunately, the clouds cleared from the volcano on several occasions during our trip so we were able to get great pics and truly enjoy it. I will definitely stay at Kioro again on my next trip to Costa Rica!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: San Carlos, 10 km NE of La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#6 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#11 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#14 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Hotel Class:4 star — Arenal Kioro 4*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arenal Kioro offers a fabulous place with a natural viewpoint to the Arenal Volcano. The hotel has 27 acres of undulating land, surrounded by two streams (La Palma and Kioro) with crystalline waters that begin to flow in the Arenal Volcano National Park. It has two paths where plant species are identified. Besides, private thermal springs for our customer's delight. All our suites have:Two terraces with the best panoramic volcano and mountain view, hydro-massage, air conditioning, safe deposit box, minibar, coffee maker, hot water, direct dialing telephone, satellite television, hair dryer, key card, safety locks, internet connections. ... more   less 
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